News from November 2016

Schlumberger Tech Corp. accused of violating wage laws

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Schlumberger Tech Corp., claiming that the employer violated wage laws.

Panther Sales, AP Metal Sales accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Labor funds are suing Panther Sales Inc. and AP Metal Sales LLC, alleging breach of contract by the employers.

Forbes Regional Hospital, others accused of negligence in child's care

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The parents of a minor are suing West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc., d/b/a Forbes Regional Hospital; Jadyn Swerbinsky, P.A.; Alyssa B. Rotolo, M.D.; Emergency Medical Physicians of Allegheny County Ltd.; Clare W. Budd, D.O.; Ken Gibson, M.D.; and UPMC Community Medicine Inc., d/b/a Partners in Health-UPMC, alleging negligence in medical care.

Wells Fargo Financial Pennsylvania claims heirs didn't pay mortgage

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A financial institution is suing several heirs of Belford K. Austin, alleging breach of contract in connection with a mortgage.

TransUnion, Experian, Equifax accused of issuing false information

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Equifax Information Services, alleging breach of duty and negligent misrepresentation.

Superior Court remands wrongful death action to Allegheny County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2016

HARRISBURG – By order of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a wrongful death action is headed back to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.

Superior Court transfers PHFA sovereign immunity issue action to Commonwealth Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has relinquished jurisdiction over a matter involving the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and sovereign immunity, and opted to transfer it to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Motel 6 trademark infringement case headed back to Pennsylvania federal court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges has ruled to vacate a trial court’s decision with interpretation to statutes surrounding counterfeiting and pre-judgment interest in a trademark use action.

Arch Insurance Company granted judgment in excess of $3 million plus interest in breach of contract lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has entered a multimillion-dollar default judgment plus interest against a Delaware man in an insurance-based breach of contract lawsuit.

Superior Court determines middle finger not obscene, overturns father's conviction

By Mary Anne Kress | Nov 30, 2016

HARRISBURG – The disorderly conduct conviction of Jason Roy Waugaman for giving his ex-wife, Kacie Boeshore, the middle finger while exchanging their children was overturned by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 31.

Pittsburgh news anchor, fired over Facebook post, has good case, attorney says

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Nov 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH - The lawsuit of a Pittsburgh news anchor fired over a Facebook post perceived as racist by some is an example of why employers need concrete social media policies in place, a Connecticut attorney says.

Pennsylvania enacts 'Netflix tax' to boost state revenue and combat effect of 'cord-cutting'

By Abbi White | Nov 30, 2016

HARRISBURG – In efforts to dodge cable company prices and avoid paying for hundreds of unwanted channels, millions of Americans (now called “cord-cutters”) have opted out of a traditional cable subscription in exchange for a self-selected combination of video-streaming services, including Netflix and others.

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